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XLIFT Surgery & Foot Drop

 I have sudden foot drop on my left foot. I am also a diabetic. After an x-ray, MRI and nerve conduction study I was informed I needed surgery. 

 He wants to do XLIFT  but he cannot guarantee me that my foot drop will go way, improve, or be worse. That’s pretty risky to me. 



  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,473

    hello cottontail
    welcome to spine-health

    any surgery is risky, there are never any guarantees. have you asked this surgeon his history with xlifs, such as how many has he has done and why. because the approach goes through anatomy , there is minimal recovery, very little blood loss and quick recovery with the xlif surgery.

    please click on the welcome link below as well as the tutorial to help you get started on the forum.
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    please tell us more abut yourself, how did this start, when?
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